This weekend, BUL Football Club, the Uganda Premier League’s third ranked team, play away to URA FC, the top-flight’s fourth lowest ranked side at the Arena of Visions. It is BUL FC’s fifth game of the season, and the Eastern Giants are plotting for a third win on the bounce against the Tax collectors. This will be the 21st league match between the two sides and the previous ones have been a sort of crackers and close contests. The Eastern Giants are in fine form though, winning three times from their four league outings this season, and before their promising duel with URA FC on Saturday, we take a review of the last four league encounters between the two teams.
October 05, 2019
URA FC 1-1 BUL FC – Namboole
Just like it is this time, the tax collectors played home first in the 2019/20 campaign in respect to our clashes that season, and the game finished in a one all stalemate.
Shafik Kagimu swung the game to URA’s side early enough with a simple finish eleven minutes off the clock, but Deogracious Ojok scored a fabulous free-kick one minute from the end of the game to deny them maximum points at Namboole.
URA worked out numerous scoring chances and could have improved their score via Brian Majwega, Cromwell Rwothomio and Hassan Kalega but Eric Kibowa managed well every effort that came his way in the posts.
Before Ojok’s goal, BUL FC nearly equalised when Richard Wandyaka sent a rocket from range, however, James Alitho was equal to its strength.
Finally, the vital goal arrived on the 89th minute.Ojok struck a free-kick from the edge of the box to restore parity for the Eastern Giants.
BUL FC Starting XI
Eric Kibowa (G.K), Denis Okot, Richard Matovu, Wilson Makuro, Musa Walangalira, Godfrey Akol, Hamis Tibita, Charles Ssebutinde, Deogracious Ojok, Richard Wandyaka, Robert Mukongotya
Abdul Kimera, Farouk Banga, Jimmy Kulaba, Charles Sempa, Musa Esenu, Fredson Gwoto, Thomas Kabale
January 15, 2020
BUL FC 1-3 URA FC – FUFA Technical Center
Cromwell Rwothomio scored a brace while Saidi Kyeyune netted the other as URA reigned supreme in Njeru. Hamis Tabita scored the solitary goal for the Eastern Giants on that evening.
Both sides went toe to toe in the early exchanges but Kyeyune broke the deadlock to give URA the lead before the break.
After the interval, Rwothomio put the tax collectors 2-0 up, a minute from restart.
Tibita gave BUL a ray of hope when he halved the deficit on the 75th minute,however, URA restored their two-goal cushion after Rothomio completed his brace seven minutes from time.
BUL FC Starting XI:
Sanon Mulabi(G.K), Dennis Okot, Richard Matovu, Walter Ochora, Musa Walangarira, Jimmy Kulaba, Simon Peter OKetch, Charles Ssebutinde, Musa Esenu, Vitalis Tabu, James Otim.
December 15, 2020
BUL FC 0-2 URA FC – Kyabazinga Stadium
It was a bad day in office again for BUL FC against the tax collectors. Stephen Mukwala scored a late brace as URA edged the Eastern Giants at Kyabazinga Stadium in the presence of former Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry.
The opening period of this clash settled all square with either team not finding the net.
Mukwala netted the first goal in the 77th minute off Joackim Ojera’s cross to give an advantage to the visitors.
While BUL was still on the quest for an equaliser, he put the game far from their reach with another superb finish, Ojera assisted again on the stroke of full time.
BUL FC Starting XI
Abdul Kimera (GK), Denis Okot, Jimmy Kulaba, Walter Ochora, Godfrey Akol, Richard Wandyaka, Peter Onzima, Fredson Gwoto, Musa Esenu, Robert Mukongotya, Fredrick Kigozi
Musa Walangalira, Vitalis Tabu, Martin Aprem, Charles Sempa, Deogracious Ojok, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Elvis Kibaale
April 16, 2021
URA FC 3-1 BUL FC – Arena of Visions
In our last face off, the Eastern Giants played to a 1-3 loss away to URA FC at the Arena of Visions on matchday 18 last season.
Brian Majwega opened the scoring for the Tax men via a free kick after Brian Nkuubi was fouled outside the box on 30 minutes.
Two minutes later, Walter Ochora headed home from a corner to level the game before the break.
After the interval, Shafik Kagimu restored their lead in the 57th minute.
Cromwell Rwothomio then put the game beyond BUL FC’s reach with a tap in 16 minutes to full time.
BUL FC Starting XI: Sanon Mulabi(G.K),Ramathan Dudu, Vitalis Tabu,Kenneth Ssemakula,Walter Ochola,Godfrey Akol, Fredson Gwoto, Simon Peter Oketch, Robert Mukongotya,Joseph Ssemujju, Deogracious Ojok.
November 20, 2021
URA FC ?-? BUL FC – Arena of Visions.